Posts tagged book sales

Latest UK book stats

Came across some interesting stats on UK book sales in the latest issue of The Author magazine from the Society of Authors, and thought I’d share a few of them with you: Sales of physical books fell 5% in 2013, while sales of digital products rose 19% Digital now accounts for 33% of fiction sales and 7% of non-fiction/reference (and 15% of publishers’ total business) Paperback sales have fallen 23% since 2008 The average selling price of a paperback was £5.46 in 2013, compared with £5.83 in 2008 UK publishers’ total… Read More

Ebook vs print sales

Interesting snippet in the latest issue of The Author magazine, saying that the growth of ebook sales in the UK was slower in the first half of 2013, and the decline of printed books was not quite so precipitous, although it still fell by 4.5% in value, 4.2% in volume. It didn’t give figures for ebooks. The article is not available online, so no link I’m afraid. The piece added: There are signs that the ebook market may be slowing, and Nielsen BookScan has warned that it will be a… Read More